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Dutch Submarine special operations in World War II 
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These lists are not definite, so additions and corrections are welcome at webmaster@dutchsubmarines.com.
Patrols, escort duties, broken off attacks and convoy duties are not listed. They are listed on the boats pages.

Also check the aces list and the attacks in WWII list.

 

Dutch Submarine Reconnaissance Missions

The following abbreviations are used in the 'result' column: S = Successful, U = Unsuccessful.

1940 - 1945
Date Submarine Commander Type Area Result Info
23 Mar '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries Recon Sandy Islands ? X
24 Apr '43 O 21 Ltz. I  J.F. van Dulm Recon Bay of Sabang, Sumatra ? X
15 May '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries Recon Bay of Sabang, Sumatra ? X
25 May '43 Dolfijn (1) Ltz. I  H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede Recon Bay of Santa Maria, Ustica S X
2 Apr '44 K XIV Ltz. I  J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff Recon Flying Fish Cove and Waterfall Bay, Christmas Island ? X
19 Feb '44 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer Photo-recon Christmas Island ? X
31 Aug '44 Zwaardvisch (1) Ltz. I  H.A.W. Goossens Recon Christmas Island ? X
1 -2 Sep '44 O 19 Ltz. I  A. van Karnebeek Recon Emma harbour, Sumatra ? X
1 Aug '45 O 21 Ltz. I  F.J. Kroesen Recon South coast of Java ? X
5 Aug '45 O 23 Ltz. I  A.M. Valkenburg Recon South coast of Java ? X

 

 

Dutch Submarine Mine Laying Operations

The following abbreviations are used in the 'result' column: S = Successful, U = Unsuccessful.

1940 - 1945
Date Submarine Commander Number of mines Area Result Hits Info
3 Jan '45 O 19 Ltz. I  J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff 40 Off Bawean Island S ? X
13 Apr '45 O 19 Ltz. I  J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff 40 Bangka Strait, Sumatra S ? X

 

 

Dutch Submarine Special Operations

The following abbreviations are used in the 'type' column: L = Landed, P = Picked up, C = Contacted, T = Transferred and S = Supplied. The following abbreviations are used in the 'result' column: S = Successful and U = Unsuccessful.
NEFIS stands for NEtherlands Forces Intelligence Service.

1942
Date Submarine Commander Operation Info
Shore party Type Agents Area Result
12 May '42 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer Dutch, name unknown  L 1 near Atjeh S X
22-24 May '42 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer 12 May party, name unknown P 1 ? U X
14 Sep '42 K XII Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting NEFIS, Mackerel L 3 Bay of Serang, Java S X
27 Nov '42 K XII Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting NEFIS, Tiger II L 2 Bay of Serang, Java S X
30 Nov '42 K XII Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting NEFIS, Tiger I L 3 Bay of Parigi, Java S X
12 Dec '42 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries NEFIS, Troemoen L 10 Atjeh S X

 

1943
Date Submarine Commander Operation Info
Shore party Type Agents Area Result
19 Jan '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries British Army, Bunkum I L 6 Andaman Islands S X
6 Feb '43 K XII Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting NEFIS, Tiger I and II C - South Coast of Java S X
6 Feb '43 K XII Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting NEFIS, Tiger III L 1 Tapen Bay, Java S X
13 Feb '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries Dutch, name unknown L 7 Lhoksemawe U X
21 Mar '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries British Army, Bunkum II
British Army, Bunkum I
L
C
-
10
Andaman Islands S X
22 Mar '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries British Army, Bunkum II and Bunkum I P Not all Andaman Islands S X
24 Mar '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries British Army, Bunkum II and Bunkum I S - Andaman Islands S X
18 Apr '43 O 21 Ltz. I  J.F. van Dulm Two parties, both named May L 2 x 4 Chinese Bernah river, Java S X
17/19/20 Apr '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries British Army, Valour
Dutch, Matriarch
L+P
L+P
2
6
Troemoen, Meulaboh and Koela Trang S X
3 May '43 K XII ?Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting? or ? Ltz. I  J.H. Mackay? NEFIS, Tiger IV L 1 Bay of Pangpang, Java S X
4 May '43 K XII ?Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting? or ?Ltz. I  J.H. Mackay? NEFIS, Tiger V L 1 Bay of Pangpang, Java S X
6 May '43 K XII ?Ltz. I  Th. Brunsting? or ? Ltz. I  J.H. Mackay? Various NEFIS personnel C - Goa-Goa Island U X
24 May '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries SOE, Gustavus I L 6 Sembilan Islands S X
25 Jun '43 O 23 Ltz. I  A.M. Valkenburg SOE, Gustavus II T 2 Off Sembilan Islands S X
27-29 Jul '43 O 21 Ltz. I  J.F. van Dulm Name unknown P 1 Off Poeloe Sempoe, Java U X
29 Jul '43 O 21 Ltz. I  J.F. van Dulm Name unknown P 1 Bay of Pangpang, Java U X
1 Aug '43 O 21 Ltz. I  J.F. van Dulm NEFIS, Tiger VI L 1 Bay of Pangpang, Java S X
2 Aug '43 O 21 Ltz. I  J.F. van Dulm NEFIS, Tiger VI P 1 Bay of Pangpang, Java U X
4 Aug '43 O 23 Ltz. I  A.M. Valkenburg SOE, Gustavus III T 4 Off Sembilan Islands S X
20 Sep '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries SOE, Gustavus parties
Gustavus IV
C
T+S
-
?
?
Off Sembilan islands
S X
2 Nov '43 O 24 Ltz. I  W.J. de Vries SOE, Gustavus parties
Gustavus V
C
T+S
-
?
?
Off Sembilan islands
S X

 

1944
Date Submarine Commander Operation Info
Shore party Type Agents Area Result
20 and 22 Apr '44 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer NEFIS, Prawn L 7 Sorong, New Guinea S X
20 Jun '44 K XIV Ltz. I  J. Smith Australian party L 4 Salawi S X
14 Jul '44 K XIV Ltz. I  J. Smith NEFIS, Prawn L ? ? S X

 

1945
Date Submarine   Operation Info
Shore party Type Agents Area Result
14 Jan '45 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer NEFIS, Apricot L 10 Djiko Doped Bay, Minahassa S X
6,8,12,17 Feb '45:  K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer NEFIS, Firetree L 5 Soela Islands U X
5,7 Mar '45 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer NEFIS, Poppy L ? Wijnskoopbaai, Java U X
5 May '45 K XIV Ltz. I  J. Smith NEFIS, Potato L ? Goa-Goa Island S X
6 May '45 K XIV Ltz. I  J. Smith NEFIS, Potato S - Telango Timoer Island S X
7 May '45 K XIV Ltz. I  J. Smith NEFIS, name unknown L 4 Kemirian Island S X
6,7 and 8 June '45 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer NEFIS, Parsnip L+S ? Mandalika, Java U X
7 June '45 K XIV Ltz. I  J. Smith NEFIS, Goldfish, and supplies L ? Satengar S X
7 July '45 K XV Ltz. I  Baron C.W.Th. van Boetzelaer Inco I L+S ? Damar Islands S X

 

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